November 13, 2014

Email 11-10-14

Everyone keeps telling me that this is my last p-day, but I can’t comprehend that thought.. It feels like I’ll be coming back to these little LAN houses to go into my mission e-mail to write these same letters forever!!   But I know it will come to an end. 

This week we had the opportunity to confirm the lady that was baptized last week, and baptize her daughter this week.  It was such an awesome experience. 

They are a really special family, they have a very special place in my heart, as do most of the people I’ve met here.

We´ve been teaching Luana and her family and she and her brother are progressing well, and they are on track for baptism this week along with the brother of a recent convert.   We´re doing good, and I’m doing my best to finish strong!!! 

This week will be super crazy!!   There´s conferences and family home evenings and I won’t explain what it´ll be until next week.. cause I want to have things to talk about.. okay!?!?    okay! :)

Thank you everyone for your support, prayers, letters, and thoughts...
You have no idea how much it helped me get through and experience everything that I did. 

Until next week. 

-ELDER Kyler Blane Farr.

Elder Farr's Coming Home!!

Hello!  Elder Kyler is coming home next week! He can't wait to see you!  Please drop by for food and visiting between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Wednesday, November 19th at Kyler's house.  If you need directions, please contact us privately.

Also he is talking in church on Sunday, November 23rd at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the building located at 2401 E. Linda Vista in Flagstaff  (86004).   This meeting lasts from 11 AM to 12:10 PM.   We invite you to join us.

November 4, 2014

Email 11-3-14

HA HA HA right when I think things won’t change.. THEY DO!! Ha ha
We got a new missionary.. I’m in a trio now. 

There were two missionaries that got here Tuesday morning from São Paulo. They were in the US waiting for their visas for like a year or so and just got to come. Anyways.. our newbie is Elder Mortensen.. (You should see Brazilians try to say his name.. it´s awesome.)

This week was good though. We met an ELECT!!!   She´s awesome. 
So we´re in like the SUPER GHETTO but this girl is legit.. she prays and read the little pamphlet we gave her, and she´s reading the Book of Mormon.

Everyone at church on Sunday was asking her what ward she´s in just because she was participating in the classes and reading and answering questions.   Like the best investigator I’ve had on the mission.   We haven’t set a date for her yet, but we´re trying for my last Sunday.

Testimony meeting was a tough one.... I was sitting there in the stools?? in the congregation and I realized that it would be my LAST FAST AND TESTIMONY MEETING ON THE MISSION.. so I got up and almost lost it!   I made it through though.

Katia was not confirmed and her daughter was not baptized because yesterday was a holiday where everyone goes to the cemiterio to see their dead loved ones graves and what not.. And how her husband passed away 5 months ago..... they didn’t go to church.. We´ll get em though. 

Love ya!
-Elder Kyler Blane Farr

Email 10-27-14

At the beginning of this week we were walking and we saw this alcoholic that we teach and he had been drinking, but he was still not drunk.. but he wanted to see the church and so we took him there that second.. we took him on a tour and started with the classrooms, and then went to the baptismal font, then went to the cultural room, then went into the overflow and told him that we were about to step into the most important room in the whole church.. and as I was explaining that, my companion went in and turned on all of the lights.   As I opened the curtain, the room was so lit up and it was all PERFECT.. the guy lit up and said, ``give me just a second`` then he went and sat down and started balling like a little baby for like ten minutes. When he calmed down we sat by the sacrament tables and talked about what it represents and talked about the Atonement for a bit.  We testified that Jesus suffered for our sins so that we can be happy.  When we were explaining about that he started balling again... it was awesome... he accepted a baptismal date and everything. 
He will have to show alot of faith and desire to be able to change.. I know he is capable of that change.  It was way cool. 

We also baptized K, and were going to baptize her daughter but had a Little difficulty... ha ha so she´ll be baptized next week.   She´s perfect!! She was definitely prepared. . . I'll try to send pics.. if this computer lets me.. 

This week was awesome.. I haven't died yet! ha ha ha   I´m still going strong.. ;)

-Elder Kyler Blane Farr

Email 10-20-14

Ok,  And remember that family that we taught that was baptized, D and J ??????   From Jatobá???

Well, I saw them Yesterday!!!!!!   He is now the Elders Quorum President of their ward, she works with the young women, and their son turned 12 and has the Priesthood and is serving in his Quorum.     AAANNNDDD in August they went to the Recie, Brasil Temple to be sealed for time and ETERNITY!    That is why I’m here!   Seeing them literally made everything worth it!   Two years of walking, suffering and getting sick.. All worth it.  Knowing that a whole family will be able to enter into the kingdom of heaven!   I love them and I am so happy for them!!!   

We met a lady that moved into our ward the same exact day that I got here and she´s already been to church many many times and wanted to be baptized.   She was not baptized because her husband wouldn’t let her, but sadly he passed away 5 months ago..   They were devastated, but that God has a greater plan for them and they will be entering into the waters of baptism this Sunday! 

I was studying in Alma 24:27... And I immediately thought of them..   We shared that story with them and bore our testimonies.   Few people I know would trust in God as much as they are.. They´re amazing!!

Besides that, everything is pretty normal here..   We´re working out butts off.. 
President told me to end my mission, and leave my mark.. sooo.. here I go!! Ha ha

-Elder Kyler Blane Farr
They´re (D and J and family) so awesome!! 
They poked their head into the room I was in.. we were in a meeting and I stood up and ran out and they all stood back and  looked at me and said, WOW!! You´re so different!!!   And I started talking and they said, WOWWW you speak Portuguese now!!!    It was a special moment.   It made EVERYTHING worth it! One of the boys got there a little after and said, ‘wow! He´s skinny!!’   Ha ha it was awesome. 
They changed a bunch too!!!   I’ll tell more about that when I get home. :)

Wish you could have seen my reaction….   Like a little kid at Christmas!!! 
Everyone in the meeting was like.. What the heck!?!?!!?     Then my companion explained and they all understood! Ha ha

It was probably the best moment of my whole mission!!

Love you guys!!    have a great week! 

Email 10-13-14

This week was good...

So, I got here on Saturday afternoon.

So what happened in Itapipoca was ALL of the missionaries from there got transferred and they put Sisters there. No one really knows why, but I guess President knows best.   Good luck to them though because we suffered quite a bit.. 

Anyways!   We spent the whole beginning of the week cleaning the old apartment, and the new apartment.  The apartment where we lived was super old, so we rented a new one for the Sisters.  So we got everything ready and then did the move. Me, my companion and a young man from the Branch, we did the move. It took forever and we lived on the third floor and moved to another third floor apt.  We went up and down like a million stairs that day.

But it´s all over now.   I´m here with my companion Elder M. E here in Cecília.   It´s super ghetto. It´s one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the city, but don’t worry about us, we´re protected. ;)

What´s cool is that I’m in the same stake I started in and we frequent the stake center so yesterday at church I saw a bunch of people from my first area!

One Brother passed me and I said, ``HEY!`` and he just looked at me like I was crazy.. so I asked if he remembered me..   He said, ``no.. but what´s your name??``
I said, ``Elder Farr`` and he looked at me for a second, then it clicked..    He said, ``Oh my goodness where is the rest of you!?!?!?    You used to look like a closet!!   Now you´re disappearing!``    We laughed it off and then he gave me all the news from the ward!

Remember that family we taught that was baptized??   Daniel and Josy and their kids??   Well I talked to him on the phone, and he´ll go there next week to see me.   I´m so pumped! It´s like a huge family reunion!!    I love these people so much!    I didn’t really realize it until I actually saw them.    It was way cool.

I´ll let you know how it goes, and I’ll send pics! :)

I think that´s basically it.. 
-Elder Kyler Blane Farr

Email 10-6-14

We just recieved the transfers aaannddddd............
I´m leaving again..........
that means I´ve stayed one transfer with my last 5 companions.. 
AAAnyways.. This week was good, we baptized B. She was married on Wednesday and she got baptized on Saturday. It was supposed to be in between the conference sessions but here, the Branch couldn't get the Internet to work in the chapel, so we didn't watch conference. We only caught parts of the last session last night. But Elder Bednar's talk was great!  Can´t wait for the Liahona to come out to be able to read the talks.. ha ha
The baptism was good though. Whoever stays here will have to work hard to baptize her husband. Some things happened in the church that he got annoyed about, but that´s nothing that spirit can´t change.

I´ll be going to the ``Bairro`` Bom Jardim.  Not the same area I started in, but the same stake.  Which will be cool.  The ward is called Cecília.  I´ll stay there for this last month and a half. Then it´s over.  They sent me my itinerary.. and I´ll fly in on Tuesday the 18th.

I don't really know what else to say.. I had a bunch of things but the transfer call messed up my train of thought. 
But... I´m good and anxious to see my new area.

-Elder Kyler Blane Farr
from Shannon:  All 5 missionaries in that city got transferred and 1 finished his mission and went home.    I'm glad we got those awesome pictures of the mountain climbing last week before he transferred and look forward to hearing about all his amazing adventures in Bom Jardim!